Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Experimental Publishing and Lens-Based News

Experimental Publishing and Lens-Based News

In recent decades, our engagement with the world has become increasingly virtual. This shift has profoundly affected our relationship with and understanding of images. The global pandemic has exacerbated the situation: we now interact with the world almost exclusively through images on screens. In discussions of how the new reality is affecting people’s everyday lives, however, surprisingly little attention is paid to the role of the lens in shaping our new virtualized “being in the world.”

The artworks brought together in the exhibition Performing the Lens, all produced by 2020 graduates of the Piet Zwart Institute either as part of their degree projects or shortly after graduation, signal a reengagement by artists with the formative power of lenses. Through reinvestigating and expanding established lens-based practices and discourse, these works explore the lens as an active tool in the construction and perpetuation of reality. Focusing on the choreography, algorithms and materiality of contemporary imagemaking, Performing the Lens stimulates new ways of being, seeing and imagining that ground us in the world again.

Artists

Andreas Drosdz

Susanna Fasciolo

Cem Altinoz

Ana Brumat

Ugo Petronin

Felix Obermaier

Mia Paller

Jue Yang

Sonia Mangiapane

Practical

Between March 29 & April 2, the works of the artists will be presented as videos. The video’s will be shared through V2_’s websiteVimeoFacebookInstagram & Twitter accounts. If you want to receive a link to the video’s directly by e-mail, please fill in the following form

More information on V2_’s page for the event.

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The annual Piet Zwart Institute Open Day will take place online on Saturday February 6th 2021. The full program per Master Program is now online on our website.

Photo: Anna Maria Łuczak, 2020.

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From Home to Home poster.

Film: From Home To Home

Director: Nguyen Ngoc Trang Thy

Script Co-writer: Vien Khau

Graphic Designer: Tran Tu Nguyen

Festival name: London Lift-Off Film Festival 2021

Festival Date: 7th Jan 2021 – 1st February 2021

Festival information.

The year is 2020. The world is fighting a pandemic. In the Netherlands, the government announces city lockdown to control the spreading of the disease. Stuck in a foreign country and longing for home, the narrator walks out one day, starting a trip hoping to find somewhere to belong. FROM HOME TO HOME” weaves together mysterious images that evoke classic science fiction cinema, such as SOLARIS and FRAU IM MONDE to convey the experience of being trapped in the uncanny and silent Netherlands while longing for home. And depicts the protagonist’s journey of finding her way home – on the wrong side of the world.

Link to purchase the film (the ticket will allow you to watch Thy’s film with other 97 films): https://checkout.liftoff.network/p3-lift-off-new-year…/

Lift-off programmes: http://thytrang.com/

From Home to Home poster.

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Live on Thursday, 10 September at 15:45 – 16:00.

Live on Friday, 11 September between 14:30 – 15:00.

The complete Agora Digitalis Program Live Stream will be here: https://ausstellungen.ufg.at/wildstate/agora-digitalis/

Pedro Sá Couto, Artemis Gryllaki, and Rita Graça, Piet Zwart Institute Experimental Publishing alumni 2020 are presenting their graduation projects at Agora Digitalis, Ars Electronica Festival 2020.

Agora Digitalis is the Interface Culture’s presentation stage at The Wild State, the Art University Campus exhibition in Linz. It is a physical and virtual place where everyone should be able to express and share their ideas, for informal learning and critical debate about developments in the arts, technology and science.

The Best Off – Live Stream Feed of the complete ’THE WILD STATE’ program will be here: https://ausstellungen.ufg.at/wildstate/

Tactical WatermarksPedro Sá Couto : Live on Thursday, 10.9.2020, at 15:45 – 16:00.

Tactical Watermarks is an online republishing platform that exists in both the clear and dark web, exploring topics such as anonymity, paywalls, archives and provenance through digital watermarks.

Syster Papyri MagicaeArtemis Gryllaki : Live on Friday, 11.9.2020, at 14:30 – 14:45.

Syster Papyri Magicae is a web-based project that unfolds the phenomenon of gender exclusions in male-dominated tech environments, aiming to discuss and activate feminist practices that respond to this issue. 

Networks of CareRita Graça : Live on Friday, 11.9.2020, at 14:45 – 15:00.

This project offers a collection of user guidelines for you to browse, dissect and analyse. Delve into the conversations with different community members and find useful templates, resources, and experiments. Let’s explore the networks of care generated together.

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Date: Friday, July 10th, 2020

Time: 19h-20h30 CEST/UTC+2

Place: https://project.xpub.nl/collectiveioning/

Occasion: ULTIMATE Extraordinary Very Special Issue Indeed

Attire: Birthday Suit or Business Casual or Casual Business or Come As You Are

The Experimental Publishing (XPUB) class of 2020 would like to invite 

you to the launch of our final publication, Collectiveioning.

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/ko ‘lek tiv yon ning/ The gathering of collective memory. A pre-literate notion of memory, in a communal way, something commemorative rather than putting a memory in a container. What we thought it was going to be changed completely. We are in that way changing our memory of what it was supposed to be. What are you able to collect? Memories? Objects? People? A collection of texts and people, collecting and composing each other? Somehow it’s not even important that we have all the knowledge, what’s important is the living, generative sense of the collection.

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Collectiveioning is a publication that collects the work generated in our time at XPUB, from collective Special Issues in the first year (Special Issues 07, 08, 09), with threads that connect to the second year graduation projects.

We will present our collective and individual research on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 19:00, followed by a Q & A session. Although the presentation will be concise and spectacular, if you miss it, a web-to-print website will remain online, where you can choose to make your own co(ll/nn)ections. You may also print out what you collect from it at your own leisure. A complete, deluxe, shelf object (i.e. a printed version) will follow in October 2020.

XPUB Class of 2020:

         Simon Browne

         Bohye Woo

         Paloma García

         Artemis Gryllaki

         Tancredi di Giovanni

         Pedro Sá Couto

         Biyi Wen

         Rita Graça

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XPUB is a two-year course that prepares students to critically engage with societal issues and social practices within the fast changing field of art, design, and cultural production. More specifically, XPUB focuses on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks. XPUB’s interests in publishing are therefore twofold: first, publishing as the inquiry and participation into the technological frameworks, political context, and cultural processes through which things are made public; and second, how these are, or can be, used to create publics.

The online launch of the Collectiveioning XPUB publication is part of Willem de Kooning’s graduate programme The Chain of Events. This programme will present the work of both Master and Bachelor alumni in the form of an online Graduation Catalogue and a Graduation Show programme that will last until the end of March 2021. The official launch of the catalogue is planned for the 17 of July 2020. For more information please visit 

https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/graduation-show-2020.

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The Collectiveioning launch is made possible with the support from Open 

Source Publishing, servus.at and lilimit. 

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Date: Friday, July 10th, 2020 Time: 19h-20h30 CEST/UTC+2 Place: https://project.xpub.nl/collectiveioning/ Occasion: ULTIMATE... Lees verder

Announcement text (MAKE SURE TO RETAIN ITALICS!!!!!11111!!!111!!!):

The Experimental Publishing (XPUB) class of 2020 would like to invite you to the launch of our final publication, Collectiveioning.

/ko ‘lek tiv yon ning/ The gathering of collective memory. A pre-literate notion of memory, in a communal way, something commemorative rather than putting a memory in a container. What we thought it was going to be changed completely. We are in that way changing our memory of what it was supposed to be. What are you able to collect? Memories? Objects? People? A collection of texts and people, collecting and composing each other? Somehow it’s not even important that we have all the knowledge, what’s important is the living, generative sense of the collection.

Collectiveioning is a publication that collects the work generated in our time at XPUB, from collective Special Issues in the first year (Special Issues 07, 08, 09), with threads that connect to the second year graduation projects.

We will present our collective and individual research on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 19:00, followed by a Q & A session. Although the presentation will be concise and spectacular, if you miss it, a web-to-print website will remain online, where you can choose to make your own co(ll/nn)ections. You may also print out what you collect from it at your own leisure. A complete, deluxe, shelf object (i.e. a printed version) will follow in October 2020.

Date: Friday, July 10th, 2020Time: 19h-2030h CEST/UTC+2Place: https://project.xpub.nl/collectiveioning/Occasion: ULTIMATE Extraordinary Very Special Issue IndeedAttire: Birthday Suit or Business Casual or Casual Business or Come As You Are

XPUB Class of 2020:

Simon BrowneBohye WooPaloma GarcíaArtemis GryllakiTancredi di GiovanniPedro Sá CoutoBiyi WenRita Graça

XPUB is a two-year course that prepares students to critically engage with societal issues and social practices within the fast changing field of art, design, and cultural production. More specifically, XPUB focuses on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks. XPUB’s interests in publishing are therefore twofold: first, publishing as the inquiry and participation into the technological frameworks, political context, and cultural processes through which things are made public; and second, how these are, or can be, used to create publics.

The online launch of the Collectiveioning XPUB publication is part of Willem de Kooning’s graduate programme The Chain of Events. This programme will present the work of both Master and Bachelor alumni in the form of an online Graduation Catalogue and a Graduation Show programme that will last until the end of March 2021. The official launch of the catalogue is planned for the 17 of July 2020. For more information please visit https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/graduation-show-2020.

The Collectiveioning launch is made possible with the support from Open Source Publishing, servus.at and lilimit.

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We are seeing the world being potentially transformed by the massive popular resistance to racism and anti-black violence that has been prompted by recent displays of racist brutality. The master’s courses of the Piet Zwart Institute stand in support of movements for racial justice around the world and we hold ourselves accountable to address the urgent demands being issued through protests and community-led actions. We recognize that to stand in solidarity with this movement is to commit to do the work of reflecting its aims of justice and equity within our educational and creative community. We must continue to support and empower diverse perspectives. We must deepen our commitment to making our resources more accessible to a local and an international student body. We must platform voices of resistance and amplify their work through our curricula and programming. And we will continue to engage in active and persistent dialogue and self-critique. We remain committed to manifesting the transformative change we hope to see in the world as educators, artists, and designers. Black Lives Matter.

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Image credits: Anna Sandri, Damlanur Bilgin.

From the other side of the world, we were given data about a past dictatorship threatening to reinstate itself. A portion of an archive that exists to keep history truthful and educate the present, the recurrent time of political urgency and authoritarian repression. We were entrusted to secure it, manage it, and publish it anonymously. We cannot share the archive itself, but we can share our stories (experiences) and process (tools, methods) at this collectively assembled website: https://issue.xpub.nl/11/index.html 

Special Issue #11 Post-Digital Itch  Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design Experimental Publishing, Piet Zwart Institute January–April 2020 Archivists: Anna Sandri, Avital Barkai, Clara Noseda, Damlanur Bilgin, Ioana Tomici, Mika Motskobili, Mark van den Heuvel, Max Lehmann, Sandra Golubjevaite, Tisa Neža Herlec Workshops: <Digital Activist>, Mayday Rooms (Rosemary Grennan, Jan Gerber), OSP (Stéphanie Vilayphiou, Pierre Huyghebaert) Contributors: Jérémie Zimmermann, Monoskop (Dušan Barok), Warp and Weft of Memory (Cristina Cochior, Renée Turner) Teachers: André Castro, <teacher>, Sami Hammana, Aymeric Mansoux, Michael Murtaugh, Leslie Robbins, Steve Rushton In collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut, Stichting NAC, <Archival Institution>, and <Digital Advocacy Group>.

Looking forward, into the future. 

Your XPUB1.

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In compliance with the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and to respond to the ongoing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), educational activities and offices of the Piet Zwart Institute are operating differently.

The deadline for applications for NONEU applicants has been extended until 31 March, 2020. The final EU deadline has been also extended to May 18, 2020.

Should you have questions concerning your application, *do not use pzwart-info@hr.nl*, please email directly the corresponding Course coordinator from the Master of your interest: Master of Fine Art and Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Zoraima Hupkes: z.hupkes@hr.nl Masters Experimental Publishing and Lens-Based Media Leslie Robbins: roblj@hr.nl Master Art in Education, Susana Pedrosa: demsm@hr.nl

Master Design. This course follows a different application process. Please follow this link for more information: https://www.wdka.nl/application-deadlines-master-design/

Important for application of the Master of Education in Arts. The portfolio should give a balanced overview of educational/pedagogical projects and experience, next to artistic/design work.

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Short Film Programme by students of Piet Zwart Institute (Lens-Based Media) in collaboration with Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam: Cloud Cuckoo Land

Friday, 29 February 2020, 15:30 (duration of the programme is 1 h)EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam Tickets: https://kaarten.eyefilm.nl/eye/nl/flow_configs/webshop/steps/order/show/366610

anxiety

As consumers, we are confronted with a seemingly endless stream of images. Our faith in these images is being increasingly challenged by our understanding of the technologies involved, both in their production and distribution. This, in turn, leads to questions concerning the image’s dialogue with reality, raising questions of ‘fake news’ in the (social) media and leading to a wider anxiety that possibly our whole understanding of reality is based on a simulation.

absurd and fluid

The Lens Based Media artists from Piet Zwart Institute seek to both address and offer alternative voices for dealing with these situations. In this light, the real is not necessarily what you perceive it to be. The nature of (un-)reality is unstable, transformative, absurd, fluid, and unreliable. It can take the shape of a gaze, a home, a morning routine, traffic, observations of nature and much more.

Facebook event: Cloud Cuckoo Land

Eye on Art’s Research Labs provide scope for a new generation of curators and artists to hone their skills. Students from different art academies and universities are asked to put together a programme featuring their own work and films (including remixes) from Eye’s collection. Research Labs do not follow a strict format and often result in a cultural crossover between film and other art forms. In this one hour program, the artists present their moving image pieces that relate to our perception of the world around us and will open your eyes to the possible illusions of reality. 

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